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Working with Children, Young People and Families

Widen your knowledge and gain the skills you need for a career working with children and families in this three-year, full-time BA (Hons) programme.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BA (Hons)) Working with Children, Young People and Families

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Through this course you will develop a firm understanding of policy and legislative issues, and get the hands-on practical experience you need to be an effective practitioner. You will study topics such as: legislation relating to education, child, protection and health, roles and responsibilities of agencies, multi-agency working, communicating with children through play, art, and role play.
This degree will five you the opportunity to explore different aspects of working with children and families, in a variety of environments. Upon graduation you’ll be able to pursue careers in areas such as family support, community development, education, and mentorship.

After graduation you may choose to pursue further study after graduation, such as the MA in Social Work, giving you the qualification you need to be a social worker.

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Important
  • There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student such printing, stationary and PC if needed.

Why Study this Degree

Teaching staff and lecturers will bring a variety of experiences of children and families work including fostering and adoption, family and parenting support, child protection and childcare law.

You will have specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences